Intel’s Kernel Security Bug: What it Means for PC Gamers

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The PC hardware world is exploding this week over news that the last 10 years of Intel CPUs all contain a massive security flaw, forcing a redesign of the kernel software in Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. This issue is more serious than most security flaws, because it is connected with how the hardware talks with the OS, which means that patching it may impact performance.

Reports have been stating that Intel CPUs may suffer a 5-30% drop in performance after the major OS manufacturers issue their patches. A drop of 5-30% certainly sounds both large and scary. But is it really going to be that bad in real-world situations, or is this alarmist sensationalism? Let’s find out.

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AMD Ryzen vs. Intel Coffee Lake: Full System Comparison

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A Ryzen CPU and an Intel CPU. Which system is a better value if we compare the full PC?

In the past few months, we have written comparison after comparison of AMD’s very successful Ryzen CPU series to Intel’s ultra-fast 8th generation Coffee Lake chips. (For a quick recap, here are a few: Ryzen 7 1700 vs Core i7-7700K and vs Core i7-8700K, Ryzen 5 1600 vs Core i5-7600K and vs Core i5-8600K.)

These processors are often comparable in terms of price and performance, but building a complete PC is a different story. In this article I will show the differences between two comparable Intel and AMD Ryzen systems, based on the i7-8700K and Ryzen 7 1700 respectively.

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Christmas 2017 PC Hardware Buying Guide: What to Know

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Christmas is just around the corner, and incredible sales are undoubtedly coming. If you haven’t been following the PC building scene for the past year or two, then some things may seem daunting at first. For instance: What’s up with crazy high RAM prices? And why are some CPUs and graphics cards out of stock?

If you’re planning to build a new PC this Christmas, then there are some important things to know about. Consider this your Christmas 2017 PC hardware shopping guide.

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Newegg’s Cyber Monday 2017 Deals – Cases

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Newegg’s 2017 Cyber Monday Case deals! Elementary, my dear Watson? No, not even Sherlock Holmes’ Casebook has a collection as fine as this! Small cases, big cases, cases as big as a house. Cases with windows, cases with doors, cases with 500 LEDs. All you have to do now is pick one with you preferred colour scheme.

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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Newegg’s Cyber Monday 2017 Deals

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Black Friday has come and gone, and the shopping madness has abated… or has it? Well, computer enthusiasts knows that for PC parts, a second round of deals is available on Cyber Monday, the Monday immediately following Black Friday. This year’s Cyber Monday has some spectacular deals, many of them even better than the Black Friday deals! Happy shopping!

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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Newegg’s Cyber Monday 2017 Deals – Combos

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Newegg’s 2017 Cyber Monday Combo deals! Combo deals offer an even bigger deal than just buying each component separately. Of course, it also means that you have to have that particular CPU with that particular motherboard!

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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